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ACCE Students away day

ACCE Students away day


Posted By on Sep 26, 2017

written by Tamora James In early September, 25 ACCE students from across the cohorts converged on Another World Adventure Centre near Halifax for a day of team-building activities. We didn’t know exactly what was in store for us; I’d asked everyone to vote for their favourite activities, and I’d sent the list to Andrew at Another World, but he’d stressed that some activities would be decided on the day, depending on the weather. The...

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Rudi Verspoor Rudi Verspoor is an early career researcher who has recently completed a PhD within the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool. The focus of his research has been the evolution of a gene complex in the vinegar fly Drosophila subobscura which leads to almost all female offspring. He studied how climate change might affect the progression of this genetic condition and its impacts on insect...

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The Environmental consultancy was never a career path I had considered, but then again, never say never. This changed when I managed to dip my toes in the consultancy waters as part of an ACCE placement scheme when I travelled to Long Island, NY, to work with Lev Ginzburg and Nick Friedenberg at Applied Biomathematics. Despite there being differences with how work is conducted during my PhD, much to my surprise, the similarities with...

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author: Rachael Treharne   Rachael Treharne is currently completing a placement in climate change policy at BirdLife International. BirdLife International is the world’s biggest conservation partnership and supports 120 national NGOs worldwide. Rachael has just returned from the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco. Friday, November 18th brought to a close the latest round of UN climate talks at COP22 in the ‘red city’ of...

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